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posted in January 2015
Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
News  |  1/30/2015
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
Chief Data Science Officers Won't Supplant CIOs
Commentary  |  1/30/2015
Some believe a new C-level data scientist will inevitably control the purse strings on data-related projects. Here's why that's a bad idea.
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Commentary  |  1/27/2015
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
News  |  1/23/2015
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
Chromebooks Win For California Students
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
Augmented Reality Is For Real In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/20/2015
Google Glass got the hype, but a system used by Lockheed Martin shows how augmented reality will charge ahead in the enterprise.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Your Next Monitor Will Be A Curved 4K: You'll Like It
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
Curved, 4K monitors were on display at CES. Is their next stop on your corporate desktop?
IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
Apple Is Not Charlie
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
5 Analytics, BI, Data Management Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  1/9/2015
InformationWeek survey shows growth in cloud-based data warehousing, real-time tech, and big-data platforms, but business intelligence standardization is waning.
CES 2015: FCC's Wheeler Stirs Net Neutrality Pot
News  |  1/8/2015
Agency chairman hints at plans to side with Obama, reclassify broadband as a utility.
Stop Hamstringing Online Innovators
Commentary  |  1/8/2015
The case of Zenefits in Utah shows what's at stake when regulators go too far in the name of competitive "fairness."
Health IT: How Developing Markets Can Trump US
Commentary  |  1/6/2015
With the US market hostile to health IT innovation today, entrepreneurs should look to the developing world for markets and opportunities.
Oracle Must Reform, Says Software Licensing Group
News  |  1/6/2015
Oracle gets poor marks on audit and licensing practices, according to the Campaign for Clear Licensing, so the group is calling for change.
Cuba Calling? Not So Fast...
News  |  1/6/2015
Lack of infrastructure and enterprise communications capabilities will make a tough go for companies interested in taking advantage of loosening restrictions.
Speed To Insight: Key To Big Data Success
Commentary  |  1/5/2015
Businesses don't have to wait long to see analytic investments pay off. Big data can deliver big returns within months, not years.
Privacy By Design: Protect User Data From 'Get-Go'
News  |  1/5/2015
International effort seeks to bake in consumer privacy options.


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